NBA draft prospect Isaiah Austin's career over

NBA draft prospect Isaiah Austin's career over

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:26 am

That sucks just days before the draft too

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports. ... condition/

Isaiah Austin’s career is over due to medical condition

Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin announced on Sunday afternoon that his playing career is over after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.

Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. About 1 in 5,000 people have Marfran syndrome. It was revealed Austin suffered from the disorder during testing as he prepared for Thursday’s NBA Draft.

“This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him,” Baylor head coach Scott Drew said in a statement. “His health is the most important thing, and while it’s extremely sad that he won’t be able to play in the NBA, our hope is that he’ll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program.”

The 7-foot-1 Austin played two seasons for Baylor, averaging 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore. He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft on April 22.

Austin could have entered the draft in 2013, but decided to return to Waco for a sophomore season. In January, he revealed that he was blind in his right eye, a secret he kept from the public for much of his playing career.

According to Holly Rowe, who interviewed Austin on Sunday afternoon’s SportsCenter, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has already reached out to Austin and had invited him to Brooklyn for the NBA Draft.
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Re: NBA draft prospect Isaiah Austin's career over

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:52 am

Wow.

AND he's blind in his right eye? That's really too bad about not getting to the NBA, but I'm glad for him to have a system set up for him at the school. Some people don't get that. It's sad now, but his health is more important. He'll do alright.
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Re: NBA draft prospect Isaiah Austin's career over

Postby laakers on Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:10 pm

That's upsetting. I wanted to see a successful one eyed NBA player, it would be pretty amazing. Hope he can be a good coach, he's sure getting a head start over most people.
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Re: NBA draft prospect Isaiah Austin's career over

Postby LakeShow85 on Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:08 pm

Man, that's really too bad. Was really hoping to see him in the league.
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